Cedar Creek Lake

Trade in the urban jungle for your own natural oasis.

Whether its a weekend of relaxation or recreation, Cedar Creek Lake is DFW’s favorite getaway! Hop on a boat, grab a fishing pole or hit the water on a kayak.

Fishing Cedar Creek Lake

Cedar Creek Lake provides great fishing opportunities. The lake is home to Sand/Black Bass, Crappie, Catfish and more.

Species Poor Fair Good Excellent
Largemouth Bass   yes 
Catfish    yes
Crappie   yes 
White & Hybrid Striped Bass    yes

Cedar Creek News

Cedar Creek Fun Facts

Year(s) Constructed: 1961-1965 Count(ies): Henderson and Kaufman Conservation Pool: 322.00 100 Year Flood Elevation: 323.50 Length (miles): 18 Width (miles): 8.5 Shoreline (miles): 220.26   Maximum Depth (ft): 70.6 Maximum Flood Elevation: 2001- 323.47 1973- 323.10 2007- [...]

September 30th, 2016|

Current Lake Levels

Amount Above or Below Conservation Level
*Provided by USGS. Read the Daily Report.


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Cedar Creek Lake

Cedar Creek Lake is located in Henderson and Kaufman Counties. The 32,873 acre lake is a popular destination for people living in the DFW metroplex who want to get away and enjoy some time on the water.

A majority of the shoreline is privately owned however Tom Finley Park has been established by TRWD as a day use waterfront park that is open to the public. The park is managed by Friends of Cedar Creek Lake and a small admission charge is required to access the park. Tom Finley Park includes an ADA boat ramp, picnic areas, a swimming area and great fishing opportunities. Plus every year from Thanksgiving to New Years, the park becomes a “Christmas Island” filled with wonderful light displays.

Permits, Applications & Ordinances

General Improvement Applications and Guidelines, Dock Licenses, Septic Applications, etc.
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Cedar Creek Rules

Activity upon this lake is governed by the General Ordinance of the Tarrant Regional Water District, in addition to all applicable state and federal regulations pertaining to inland waterways.

Lake Location

Cedar Creek Lake is nestled in the woodlands of East Texas about 80 miles southeast of Fort Worth in Kaufman and Henderson counties.


General Hours

Cedar Creek Lake is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. When accessing the water after dark, all watercraft must follow rules regarding proper lighting as outlined in the TRWD General Ordinance and Water Safety Act.

Lake Contacts

Reservoir Manager:
Buckley Butler
For Non-Emergencies:
(817) 335-2491
Emergency: 911